List all check constraints in SQL Server database

Query below lists check constraints defined in the database ordered by constraint name.

Check this query to see them organized by table.


select con.[name] as constraint_name,
    schema_name(t.schema_id) + '.' + t.[name]  as [table],
    col.[name] as column_name,
    case when con.is_disabled = 0 
        then 'Active' 
        else 'Disabled' 
        end as [status]
from sys.check_constraints con
    left outer join sys.objects t
        on con.parent_object_id = t.object_id
    left outer join sys.all_columns col
        on con.parent_column_id = col.column_id
        and con.parent_object_id = col.object_id
order by


  • constraint_name - name of the constraint in the database
  • table - schema and table name constraint is defined for
  • column_name - name of the column for column-level check constraints, null for table-level check constraints
  • definition - SQL expression that defines this check constraint
  • status - constraint status
    • 'Active' if constraint is active,
    • 'Disabled' for disabled constraints


  • One row represents one check constraint
  • Scope of rows: query returns all check constraints in the database
  • Ordered by constraint name

Sample results

List of check constraints in AdventureWorks database.

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